Welcome to Risør

If you'd like a very general translation of our web site to English or other languages, you can use Google translation in the top section of our Norwegian web site. The translations are far from 100% accurate, and in no way grammatically correct, but they do provide a good idea of the content.

You can also find information by contacting Risør Tourist Office in the town centre, Torvet 1, telephone + 47 37 15 22 70, e-mail risor.turistinfo@risor.kommune.no

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The sea mark Risørflekken

Sist endret 09.12.2014
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Risør was an important harbour from the 1500s because of its particularly well-sheltered position just off Skagerrak. The place-name Risør means ”The scrubcovered isles”, and originally referred to the small islands outside of town. Large amounts of logs from the hinterland were floated down the fjords to be traded and exported from Risør. Reparation of seaweathered ships became an important craft, leading to the establishment of shipyards. These eventually also built new boats. More and more people settled and commenced trading. Gaining official status in 1723, Risør is one of the oldest towns along the south coast of Norway.
 

Kontaktinformasjon

Tlf: 37 14 96 00
Åpningstid: Kl. 9-15
Besøksadresse
Kommunehuset
Furumoveien 1
Risør
Postadresse
Postboks 158
4952 Risør

Information in English

We hope you will find practical information and useful links on these pages.
If you'd like a very general translation to English or other languages of information in Norwegian from our web site, you can use Google translation in the top section. The translations are far from 100% accurate, and in no way grammatically correct, but they do provide a good idea of the content.

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